Function Order: Se-Fi-Te-Ni
Steve is a courageous and capable pilot, who doesn’t need much practice with a new machine to figure it out. He believes he belongs in the sky, and in the earlier film, even sacrificed his life for humanity to do his part in the war effort. When jolted into a new human body in this installment, he goes rushing off to find Diana and immediately falls into bed with her. They spend the next day familiarizing him with the modern world—and he loves everything about it from escalators to the space museum (which inspires his thoughts about ‘flight’). He feels most himself when in an airplane—so he and Diana steal one and take off down the runway with it. Steve only needs a couple of minutes to familiarize himself with a very different control panel before he immediately figures out how to fly it. He also doesn’t mind taking the risk of stealing it in the first place. Steve sees fireworks going off in the distance for Independence Day and immediately flies through them, to immerse them both in a magical explosion of colors. In their made chase after Maxwell Lord, he figures out how to drive a tank and a truck! He rams the truck into the back of the tank, climbs up onto it, kicks the weapons until a man pops out the top, punches him in the face, and takes over driving it, before managing to stop them all before crushing Diana, who has fallen into the middle of the road. Steve is incredibly logical, and sees the truth before Diana – one she isn’t willing to admit. It may not be enough to stop Maxwell Lord, he might need killed instead, which would cause all the wishes to go away (including him being back, a sacrifice he’s willing to make). “Stopping him might not be enough,” he says, though the moralistic Diana doesn’t want to hear it. He urges Diana to give him up for the betterment of humanity, insisting that he lived a good life, she must now let him go and find someone else to love. Steve is able to move forward and let go where she struggles to abandon her heart. His previous self was a capable spy, willing to go by the rules but also to break them in service of a greater good (as his father told him, never let anything stand in the way of doing what’s right). Steve also shows good tert-Fe in his ability to console and reassure Diana, to connect to her in the first place, and his sharing of awkward information to make her feel more at home (in the first film, his confession that he doesn’t understand the notions of ‘settling down,’ starting up a family, and having a ‘domestic’ life – as it doesn’t suit him). Steve isn’t an especially long-term thinker. It’s enough for him to be up in the sky, doing what he loves most—flying a plane.
Enneagram: 7w8 so/sx
Steve wavers between unfettered optimism and a love for life and all it has to offer (his wide-eyed delight and fascination in encountering everything this new world has to offer, from the terrible 80s outfits that he loves so much to break dancing and men in space suits) and flits of darker cynicism, shown more in the prequel, where he seriously doubted everything Diana told him until she proved herself worthy of his trust. Steve had no interest in settling down or having a home life until he met her, but was a somewhat capable, unscrupulous, and determined spy, working behind the scenes for a greater cause. He didn’t immediately join the war effort until it became necessary to do so, perhaps out of a desire to avoid commitment. Whenever anything goes wrong, Steve’s inclination is to do the right thing for everyone, even if it means getting himself killed in the process. He shows very little fear in intense situations, but instead takes over, rushes into battle, and leans into his more aggressive side.